Free school transport for students under the age of 16
To qualify for help with transport, you must meet the following criteria:
- you must be a resident in Warwickshire
- your child is attending the nearest qualifying school to your home - this is the closest school to your home address by the shortest available walking route or your priority / catchment school.
The walking distance (using the shortest walking route) from your home to the nearest qualifying school must be:
- over two miles for children under the age of eight years
- over three miles for children aged eight to 16
Walking distance and walking routes
These are not necessarily the shortest distance by road but are measured by the shortest route along which a child, accompanied as necessary, may walk with reasonable safety. As such, the route measured may include footpaths, bridleways and other pathways as well as recognised roads.
Walking distance will be measured from the home boundary gate to the nearest school gate.
Motorised routes are those which are passable by using a suitable motorised vehicle. Paths and roads not passable by motorised transport will not be considered. Measurements will be made by our Education Transport Office.
How do I apply?
If you would like to apply for help with transport, please complete the following form:
Please do not use this form if you are just adding or changing your child's photograph for their bus pass. This can be done by emailing TO@warwickshire.gov.uk.
Help for those who do not qualify for free assistance
In some cases, there is an option to receive transport under our vacant seat scheme. Payment will be required.